This is another post in my series about Charlotte Mason’s picture study technique for homeschool art appreciation. Today, I am focusing on another American artist who created breathtaking American landscapes, Thomas Cole.
The following links will help you discuss these works with your children. These works are specifically chosen for the Charlotte Mason Picture Study technique described in the first link.
Artist: Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
“Thomas Cole was an American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole’s Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism.” — Wikipedia
Works included in this Resource:
- Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1828
- The Hunter’s Return, 1845
- The Course of Empire: The Savage State, 1836
- View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, 1836
- The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge, 1829
- Desolation, 1836
Which one is your favorite painting by this artist? Why? What artist would you like me to cover in future posts?